Category Archives: Safety

Brazil, US link on low latitude GBAS research

The development of a low-latitude ionospheric risk model for Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Augmentation Systems was the subject of an international meeting held earlier this … More ››

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IATA welcomes Canada’s drone safety rules

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s transport minister Marc Garneau to implement an interim order restricting the use of recreational … More ››

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No Obstacle

Airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety, thanks to the European Space Agency (ESA) … More ››

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NAVBLUE assists Zurich low visibility ops

NAVBLUE and Zurich International Airport have improved the capacity of the airport and optimised efficiency in CAT III conditions Low visibility conditions constitute a major … More ››

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By The Rules

Philip Marien, IFATCA editor of the Controller magazine, writes about the urgent need for national and international regulations for drone users. In a recent article in … More ››

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FAA releases updated drone sighting reports

US aviation authorities today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – … More ››

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NATS drone safety app proves popular

Drone Assist, the new app launched by the UK’s NATS to help drone pilots comply with UK rules has seen over 10,000 registered users sign … More ››

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IFALPA flags contingency procedure changes

Pilots are being urged to be extra vigilant when flying transatlantic routeings using a new ATM technique designed to increase the efficiency of flight operations … More ››

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NATCA prepared to fight for US airspace safety

US air traffic controller union NATCA has expressed its concern over the possible impact of a presidential freeze on hiring federal employees and the impact … More ››

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Galileo’s failed clocks latest hurdle to overcome

Nine high precision clocks on board Europe’s Galileo satellites – vital for the necessary synchronisation of critical satellite navigation technology – have failed, according to … More ››

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